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For more than 150 years, John Lewis & Partners has established a reputation for quality, service and trust. The same values are at the heart of our Home Insurance, because we know how much your property and possessions mean to you.

Our Premier cover provides Unlimited Alternative Accommodation Cover if you can't stay at home as a result of an insured event

We offer up to £100,000 in Legal Cover

We're a Which? Recommended Provider for home insurance

Our Premier and Specialist cover levels have a 5 Star Defaqto rating

If you have any questions about our Essential, Plus or Premier cover, call us on 0330 102 2576

COMPARE OUR BUILDINGS AND
CONTENTS COVER LEVELS

Essential cover for your home and its contents, with optional extras for added protection.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

A flexible level of cover, with increased protection for your home and its contents.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

Our most complete level of cover for your home and the things you own.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000
Student cover Optional Optional Optional £15,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

This custom cover is tailored to suit, so your unique property and possessions – including art, antiques, jewellery and more – are fully covered. It’s also the right cover for more than one home or thatched, listed or flat-roofed buildings.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

BESPOKE QUOTES

Each Specialist Home Insurance policy is created to suit, so you’ll speak directly with a dedicated underwriter. We can also offer a number of policy discounts, including ones for selecting a higher excess, improved security and years of experienced homeownership.

Speak with your expert underwriter on 0800 916 6880

Essential cover for your home and its contents, with optional extras for added protection.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

A flexible level of cover, with increased protection for your home and its contents.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

Our most complete level of cover for your home and the things you own.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000
Student cover Optional Optional Optional £15,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

This custom cover is tailored to suit, so your unique property and possessions – including art, antiques, jewellery and more – are fully covered. It’s also the right cover for more than one home or thatched, listed or flat-roofed buildings.

  Essential Plus Premier Specialist
Buildings £400,000 £1 million Unlimited** Bespoke
Contents £50,000 £75,000 Unlimited** Bespoke
Accidental damage Optional Standard cover Full cover Full cover
Alternative accommodation £60,000*** £115,000*** Unlimited Up to 5 years
Personal possessions**** Optional Optional £2,500
(option to increase)
Contents sum insured
Matching sets cover***** None £10,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Pedal cycles Optional Optional £5,000 £5,000
Garden cover Optional Optional £5,000 £25,000
Legal cover Optional Optional £100,000 Optional
Valuables single article limit (unspecified items) £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £10,000


**Policy limits apply including legal liability, single item and total valuables limits.

***These limits apply if both buildings and contents are selected. Limits are lower if just one of the covers selected.
****Single item limits apply.
*****If one item of the living room suite, for example, is damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced we could replace the whole set.

BESPOKE QUOTES

Each Specialist Home Insurance policy is created to suit, so you’ll speak directly with a dedicated underwriter. We can also offer a number of policy discounts, including ones for selecting a higher excess, improved security and years of experienced homeownership.

Speak with your expert underwriter on 0800 916 6880

What's the right cover for you?

If you have any questions about our Essential, Plus or Premier cover, call us on 0330 102 2576

FAQS

Home insurance refers to either contents insurance or buildings insurance or a combination of both.

Buildings insurance covers the building, including any outbuildings such as sheds. Buildings insurance generally covers your home against risks including flood, fire and subsidence.

Contents insurance covers the possessions in your home. Contents insurance will cover you against your belongings being stolen and some policies may cover you if something in your home is damaged by accident.

Buildings and contents insurance can be sold separately, but if you need to make a claim, having buildings and contents insurance from the same insurer helps make the process easier.

The amount you pay for home insurance is calculated by looking at many different factors including your home’s location, size, construction type and security levels; the value of your contents; and your claims history.

Essentially, the higher the risk of loss or damage to your property, and the higher the value of the property and the contents, the more you’ll have to pay to insure them.

If your home is seriously damaged – due to flood, for example – we'll find alternative accommodation, similar to your own, for you to live in until you can return home. Limits vary depending on your level of cover.

If it is safe to do so, you should take steps to limit the damage where possible – for example move furniture out of standing water or switch off your water supply to stop a leak.

Student Cover is included on our Specialist Home Insurance cover and can be added to all of our Essential, Plus and Premier cover levels. It protects the contents, personal possessions and pedal cycles taken away from the home by a member of your family who is studying at university, college or school. This includes things like laptops, mobile phones and money.

Yes, 'valuables' are non-household goods, such as:

  • Jewellery (including costume jewellery)
  • Other things made of gold, silver or precious metals
  • Cameras, camcorders or binoculars
  • Watches
  • Furs
  • Paintings and other works of art
  • Stamp, coin or medal collections


      Each insurance product has a different valuables limit so you can choose the one to suit your needs.

      If you have any valuables worth more than £3,000 each, you’ll need to specify them when you get a quote.

      If you have any valuables that are worth more than £20,000 each, our Specialist Home Insurance may be more suitable for you. Find out more or speak to an adviser on 0800 916 6880.

Yes, second homes, holiday homes and let properties can be insured under our Specialist Cover.

If you need to make a Home Insurance claim, call us on 0330 102 2749 (we’re open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday) or make a claim online.

For a Specialist Home Insurance claim, call us on 0800 916 6890 (we’re open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).

The claims handler will take your personal details and check your policy.

We’ll either repair your goods, replace them with new items, or pay out a sum equal to the cost we would have to pay for repair or replacement.

Home Insurance Guides

What is buildings insurance?

Your home is precious, so it’s important to insure it in case the unexpected happens

Read more

What is contents insurance?

Help soften the blow if something happens to your possessions

Read more

Escape of water

Learn about water leaks - one of the most common causes of damage to properties

Read more

What is subsidence?

Find out how to prevent subsidence from damaging your property

Read more

Insuring against tree damage

 Ensure you're covered for damage to your home from nearby trees

Read more

"Act of God" insurance

What do people mean by "acts of God" and are you covered for them?

Read more

Our Partners

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc has been carefully selected to underwrite Home Insurance from John Lewis Finance.

Covéa Insurance plc has been carefully selected to underwrite Specialist Insurance from John Lewis Finance.



Terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and eligibility acceptance criteria apply.

For new customers purchasing online. Minimum premiums apply. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Discount is automatically applied when you get a quote. 20% discount for Premier, Plus and Essential cover and 15% for Specialist. Discount does not apply to any optional features you select when purchasing Specialist Insurance.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England and Wales (Registered Company Number 233462).

John Lewis plc is an appointed representative (Financial Conduct Authority number 416011) of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. John Lewis Home Insurance is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (No. 93792). Registered in England and Wales at St. Mark's Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 202323).

John Lewis plc is an appointed representative (registration no. 416011) of Covea Insurance plc which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (registration no. 202277). John Lewis Specialist Home Insurance is underwritten by Covea Insurance plc. Registered Office: Norman Place, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8DA. Registered in England and Wales (registration no. 613259).